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1 hour ago, PittsburghTiger said:

From the ESPN story about Graham:

"Todd's tireless efforts as a coach have made a positive impact on many student-athletes," Matlin said in a prepared statement. "We have talked at length, and it is clear he has taken this action so that the football program can thrive moving forward."

 

I thought it was satire but, I think that guy was serious.

I think it's pretty clear they have zero money and Todd did them a solid, and probably saved the AD from getting fired himself.  Might have enough coin to hire the special teams coach from Slippery Rock. 

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1 minute ago, Dewey said:

I think it's pretty clear they have zero money and Todd did them a solid, and probably saved the AD from getting fired himself.  Might have enough coin to hire the special teams coach from Slippery Rock

That guy is from the West Coast. Time for him to head home!

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After turning down LSU, Mike Elston is on the move

Sources: Elston expected to leave Notre Dame for D-line job at Michigan

JOHN BRICE       JAN 13, 2022

Mike Elston initially opted to stay at Notre Dame, even after he had an opportunity to join Brian Kelly's LSU staff.  Now, sources tell FootballScoop, that Elston is leaving after all. He's working to finalize a deal to become Michigan's new defensive line coach for Jim Harbaugh.

The Wolverines lost Shaun Nua to Lincoln Riley's USC staff.

Elston's roots are in Michigan, where he played for the Wolverines and got his start in coaching at his alma mater.

247Sports' Tom Loy first reported Elston's expected departure.

Elston had been expected to formally interview this weekend for the Michigan job but was able to accelerate the timeline. 

Elston had been at Notre Dame throughout the duration of Brian Kelly's tenure before Kelly departed last month for LSU.

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7 hours ago, LTtxfan said:

After turning down LSU, Mike Elston is on the move

Sources: Elston expected to leave Notre Dame for D-line job at Michigan

JOHN BRICE       JAN 13, 2022

Mike Elston initially opted to stay at Notre Dame, even after he had an opportunity to join Brian Kelly's LSU staff.  Now, sources tell FootballScoop, that Elston is leaving after all. He's working to finalize a deal to become Michigan's new defensive line coach for Jim Harbaugh.

The Wolverines lost Shaun Nua to Lincoln Riley's USC staff.

Elston's roots are in Michigan, where he played for the Wolverines and got his start in coaching at his alma mater.

247Sports' Tom Loy first reported Elston's expected departure.

Elston had been expected to formally interview this weekend for the Michigan job but was able to accelerate the timeline. 

Elston had been at Notre Dame throughout the duration of Brian Kelly's tenure before Kelly departed last month for LSU.

Elston was replaced by Al Washington (DL) of Ohio State today.  

 

This feels quite unfamiliar watching former Cincinatti assistants ride a merry-go-round of Notre Dame, Michigan, and Ohio State.  We have historically hired from the MAC and smaller BUG10 programs. 

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Former Ohio Sate football defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs returning to Luke Fickell's staff at Cincinnati

Updated: Jan. 18, 2022.       By Nathan Baird

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As expected, Kerry Coombs quickly found the next step in his college coaching career — and it is a familiar one.

ESPN’s Pete Thamel reported Coombs is expected to become the cornerbacks coach and special teams coordinator at Cincinnati. Ohio State did not bring Coombs back after his contract expired following a two-year stint as defensive coordinator.

Cincinnati had an opening on its staff because OSU recently hired Perry Eliano as safeties coach. He spent the past two seasons as the Bearcats’ cornerbacks coach.

Coombs is a Cincinnati-area native who rose to prominence in the state as a high school coach, primarily at Colerain High School. His college coaching career began with the Bearcats in 2007, and he spent five seasons there as defensive backs coach.

Urban Meyer then brought Coombs to Ohio State as cornerbacks coach in his first staff in 2012. That began a six-year stint in which all of his starting cornerbacks went on to play in the NFL. After a two-year stint with the Tennessee Titans, Coombs returned to OSU as defensive coordinator prior to the 2020 season.

Ryan Day, though, took play calling duties from Coombs two games into the season. His contract expires at the end of this month, and he was not retained as part of an overhaul of nearly the entire defensive staff.

Coombs is the third member of last season’s defensive staff to find another job. Former secondary coach Matt Barnes left after the Rose Bowl to become defensive coordinator at Memphis. Notre Dame hired former OSU linebackers coach Al Washington as its defensive run game coordinator and defensive line coach

 

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Always wished Texas would have kept Hutzler...

Alabama Set To Add Coleman Hutzler to Coaching Staff

Tony Tsoukalas  20 mins ago

It appears the Crimson Tide could have another coaching overhaul this offseason.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama is not done making moves with its coaching staff. Minutes after reports surfaced that Travaris Robinson was set to become Alabama’s next cornerbacks coach, it appears as though the Crimson Tide is also hiring Ole Miss special teams coordinator Coleman Hutzler on Wednesday night.

Hutzler updated his Twitter profile Wednesday, stating that he is now Alabama’s special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach. It’s currently not clear how Hutzler’s hiring will shake up the rest of the Crimson Tide’s coaching staff. Drew Svoboda took over Alabama’s special teams/tight ends coaching role last season while Sal Sunderi currently serves as the Tide’s outside linebacking coach.

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I read he and Harsins don't get along and Harsin is on the hot seat already, whereas Gundy has to be the most stable coach in the country right now. He makes $1.5 mil at Auburn, which is what I think we offered Knowles before Ohio State came up with fucking $2 mil. I doubt we could pay more than $1.5 mil. It would be a great hire if we can pull it off. He was apparently DC at Stanford when we beat them in the Fiesta Bowl 2011. 

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Coombes is a great position coach and recruiter.  He fell prey to the Peter Principle.  He'll do well back in Cincy.

Fick ain't goin' to Ann Arbor.  He's gonna lead Cincy into the B12.  They'll be the best team there as soon as they're in.

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2 hours ago, Parliament said:

Coombes is a great position coach and recruiter.  He fell prey to the Peter Principle.  He'll do well back in Cincy.  Fick ain't goin' to Ann Arbor.  He's gonna lead Cincy into the B12.  They'll be the best team there as soon as they're in.

What kinda hits has Fick's coaching staff taken at Cincy??  

 

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New aggy OL coach:

https://texags.com/s/43052/am-to-hire-former-colorado-state-head-coach-steve-addazio-as-ol-coach

63 year old, hasn’t coached OL in more than a decade, accused of calling an African American custodian “boy” repeatedly and then lied about the incident to the University. Great hire Aggies, good job.

I like the Addazio hire. He’s a solid coach with tons of experience and has had successful offenses. Jimbo understands how to assemble a staff. He’s proven it. Same with the Durkin hire, and with Robinson and Santucci being promoted. Such a nice thing to witness competency.

This gives A&M 4 Coaches who have been National Recruiter of the Year.

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7 hours ago, nycHorn said:

Hawaii sounds like a mess.

Shouldn't it be an easy place to which to recruit?  You will be in Hawaii.

 

Trending now for ND DC, Al Golden.  I believe the last time he was in South Bend he was an assistant with BC in the 1999 squirrel game.  Prior to that Golden caught the game winning TD for Penn State, after being down 21-7 in the 4th, over then #1 ND in 1990.  Al has just one year coaching under Paterno as LB coach in 2000.

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44 minutes ago, notre dame joe said:

Shouldn't it be an easy place to which to recruit?  You will be in Hawaii.

Horrendously shitty resources and hard for parents to come watch you play. That top prospects will go to places like Tallahassee, Norman, and Baton Rouge tells you that location isn’t really a top draw.

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42 minutes ago, trza-hawk said:

Timmy Chang can pick up the program from the low point it is at right now, kind of rebuild it to get it into a place where Colt Brennan can come in and finish the job and put Hawai'i in the NY6/BCS Bowl discussion again.

 

13 minutes ago, Fudge Nuggets said:

Dude…

Colt Brennan is dead.

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8 hours ago, trza-hawk said:

Timmy Chang can pick up the program from the low point it is at right now, kind of rebuild it to get it into a place where Colt Brennan can come in and finish the job and put Hawai'i in the NY6/BCS Bowl discussion again.

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I could be National Recruiter of the Year with a $25MM recruiting payroll at my disposal.

Recruiting all that talent is one thing. Keeping them past two seasons hood luck. Coaching them into a contender doesn’t require recruiting, but you know. coaching.
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1 hour ago, PNWhornsfan said:

Mario Cristobal appears to be struggling to put together his coaching staff at Miami.  Outside of the 3 coaches that followed him from Oregon, he's only managed to hire a RB coach.  Still no coordinators.

 

Good article...

Mario Cristobal graded outside top 10 coaching changes

by Alan Rubenstein4 days ago

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The hiring of Mario Cristobal as the new head coach for the Miami football program was lauded as a great hire for the Hurricanes. The methodical approach Cristobal has taken to filling out the Miami staff was given a B- by 247 Sports and was ranked 12th among coaching changes nationally for 2022.

Mario Cristobal has hired his former assistants at Oregon, defensive line coach Joe Salave’a, offensive line coach Alex Mirabal and co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Bryan McClendon. Kevin Smith was hired away from Mississippi as the running backs coach. Cristobal was criticized for many positions still being open.

The approach Cristobal took with hiring mostly former Oregon assistants was also questioned. Miami has been able to recruit well despite the staff being about half full. Miami has also lost defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson to Alabama this month. Two potential offensive coordinators reportedly turned down Miami.

Toledo head coach Jason Candle and Arkansas offensive coordinator Kendal Briles both reportedly turned down Miami. The Miami offensive coordinator will reportedly be paid around $1.7 million. That is competitive with anyone in college football. The projection by 247 is that their B- grade will improve when the staff is completed.

12. MIAMI: B-
Mario Cristobal is back home at Miami and with boosters promising to flood the program with more money and better facilities, the Hurricanes are in as good of a position to return to prominence than it has at any point in the last 20 years.

The problem as we sit here today, however, is that Cristobal’s staff has yet to be set and those who have been brought on board are mostly his confidants at Oregon. This grade will likely change in the coming weeks but the first moves made by Cristobal haven’t made many waves in the industry.

Head coach: Mario Cristobal (Oregon, head coach)

New staff: Bryan McClendon, receivers/co-offensive coordinator (Oregon, receivers); Alex Mirabal, assistant head coach/offensive line (Oregon, offensive line); Joe Salave’a, defensive line/associate head coach (Oregon, defensive line); Kevin Smith, running backs (Ole Miss, running backs)

Miami has all three coordinator positions, potential tight ends coach, linebackers, cornerbacks and safeties or defensive backs coach open. Some criticism is that despite significantly more money to spend than in past staffs, the waiting to hire coaches could hinder Cristobal. Most of the other new staffs are complete.

Former Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning who is succeeding Cristobal at Oregon was ranked as the third-best coaching change for 2022 and an A grade. Billy Napier at Florida with an A+ and former Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables at Oklahoma with an A are ranked the top two coaching changes.

 

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14 hours ago, PittsburghTiger said:

So the Vikings have asked for permission to talk to Jim Harbaugh.

Harbaugh and their new GM have a history together at SF. It sounds like the GM is more of an analytics guy so they may be able to convince Harbaugh to take the job by giving him control of the roster. 

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Michigan OC to Miami's parting comments...


"Gattis has already texted his players and informed them that he's leaving, a source told ESPN's Tom VanHaaren. In a text to some Michigan players, Gattis said, "Unfortunately the past few weeks has told a different story to me about the very little appreciation I have here from administration. In life I would never advise anyone to be where they are not wanted..."

 

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/33230839/sources-miami-hires-josh-gattis-away-michigan-football-team-new-offensive-coordinator

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